Genius in 21 Days - Part 1 - Approach & Reading

Learn more effectively by retaining details and memorizing them quickly, while gaining a thorough understanding of the topic.


Cosimo Intermite

Cosimo is a highly credentialed instructor of learning techniques. He is an international author and international speaker and he has master level certifications in the following fields: Mind Maps, Speed Reading, Micro-Facial Expressions, Team building, Public Speaking, Effective Communication, Goal Setting, Decision-Making, Personal Development, Time Management, and Memory Techniques. Born and raised in Italy, he and his wife, Stephanie Turconi enjoy training people all over the world. They customize methods that are unique to each person’s learning style and brain development. Cosimo believes “Everyone loves to learn, most of the time what they don’t like is the learning process” so he bridges that gap by teaching people the best process for THEIR brain. Stephanie is a successful international speaker and coach. She specializes in the most advanced learning techniques. In 2010 she started working with Genius in 21 days, within the customer service department. She mastered and became certified in the following fields: team building, public speaking, micro facial expressions, effective communication, customer satisfaction and retention, goal setting, decision making and self-development. She believes “Everyone needs methods, not just “A” method but their method customized on their brain”. After her long experience in the learning field she specialized in helping women entrepreneurs to use their full brain potential by using specific learning techniques to balance work and personal life.


The Genius in 21 days course is taught by Cosimo Intermite and his wife Stephanie. They are international experts on learning systems and processes that can transform you into a true genius. This class teaches students how to learn more effectively, how to retain details and memorize them quickly, while gaining a thorough understanding of the topic. Part one is activation of the brain - how to prepare the brain to absorb all the information available. Then students will focus on reading, learning specific methods to read twice as fast and comprehend twice as much. The third part of the course is understanding, which increases motivation and energy for gaining knowledge. Organization of time and materials for maximizing learning is also covered. Then Cosimo will explain the secret to better long-term memory and how to retain information over time. Communication and explanation are the last big components covered in the class. Students will understand how to put pieces of information together so that a person can understand according to their specific learning style. Each topic in this class is a vital step is the process of becoming a genius. Make the most of your Renatus education by improving your ability think, understand and remember what you learn in every class.

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    Instructor Introduction

    Christian George introduces Cosimo Intermite and Stephanie Turconi, the phenomenal instructors of the Genius in 21 Days course, and shares a little bit about their backgrounds.

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    Course Introduction

    Cosimo outlines the flow of the course, including how the information shared during each part of the course will enable students to achieve their goals for reading, studying, learning, and retaining.

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      Materials Needed

      In this initial segment, Cosimo explains the materials students will use for the course, including the Genius in 21 Days Course Manual and the Strategic Reading guide.

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      Course Overview

      Cosimo shares key topics students will learn about during each part of the course, including brain activation, strategic reading, retention, and more.

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      Setting Goals

      Stephanie describes the importance of setting goals and explains two important rules of the course.

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      Self-Fulfilling Prophesy

      Stephanie shares the power of self-fulfilling prophecies and encourages students to take note of her four-quadrant illustration.

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      Self-Fulfilling Prophesy Example

      In this segment, an example from “Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back” perfectly exemplifies the self-fulfilling prophecy.

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      Four Levels of Effort

      Understand the four levels of effort as Stephanie illustrates the concept using a four-quadrant design.

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      You've Got Learning Blocks

      Cosimo returns to the stage in this segment to share an inspiring story about Thomas Edison and describe the potential impact of positivity and outside opinions.

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      Learning Blocks = No Method

      Cosimo explains how learning blocks correlate to energy level, as well as how the right method can help retain motivation.

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      Becoming Kids Again

      In this segment, you’ll learn the differences in how children learn and view learning, as well as a new way to look at mistakes

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      What is the Learning Process Made of?

      With another story about Thomas Edison, Cosimo highlights the importance of mistakes in the learning process.

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      Posture and Body Language

      Cosimo demonstrates the best posture and position for your brain to absorb as much information as possible during the course.

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      Speaking Out-Loud

      In this segment, you’ll learn the importance of answering class questions aloud, even when viewing the course at home.

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      Characters in the Class

      Choose the type of student you want to be as Cosimo explains the differences between character A and character B.

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      Classmate Introductions

      Students introduce themselves to another student in the class, then come on stage and share what they learned with the other students.

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      Initial Test

      Students take an initial strategic reading test and write down the time it took them to read an excerpt from the manual.

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      Study Instructions

      Students take an initial studying test to gauge the effectiveness of their current learning method.

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      Study Review

      Students respond to a few questions regarding the studying test, noting how much was read, how many distractions they faced, and what emotions they felt.

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      Two Stages of Learning and Perfect Method

      Cosimo outlines the first two steps of the perfect learning method: mind activation and reading.

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      Math and Common Problems

      The typical person spends two hours per day reading. Instead, use Cosimo’s method and regain 8,000 of the hours that you would have spent reading.

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      Regression and Common Problems

      In this segment, Cosimo enlists help from students in the live class to explain the way the eyes more when a person is reading.

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      Mind Activation Part I

      Cosimo reveals the five simple steps for mind activation, beginning with the study sanctuary and concentration, then advancing to posture, questions, and goals.

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      Concentration Exercise

      Close your eyes and follow along with the video soundtrack to use the rainbow technique and practice concentration.

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      Concentration Review

      Cosimo reviews the concentration technique used in the last segment and shares a simple way for students to know whether they were truly relaxed.

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      Mind Activation Part II

      In this segment, students learn proper reading posture and how to keep the brain from being bored. Cosimo also explains the two important types of questions to ask before reading.

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      Mind Activation Part III

      Understand the difference between quality goals and quantity goals, as well as how setting goals can keep the brain from getting bored.

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      Pointer Exercise

      Discover Cosimo’s recommendation for the best pointer, then learn how to use it with the pointer exercise in this segment.

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      Pointer Review

      Students in the live class share their feedback after reading with a pointer in the last segment.

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      Speed of Comprehension

      Cosimo dispels a common myth and encourages students to increase their reading speed to improve comprehension.

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      Speed of Comprehension Exercise Part I

      In this segment, students practice reading at a faster level using Cosimo’s tips.

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      Speed of Comprehension Exercise Part II

      Cosimo shares a few additional pointers after students in the live class practice faster reading, then students participate in another concentration exercise before reading again.

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      Speed of Comprehension Exercise Review

      Students in the live class share feedback about their reading practice.

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      Introduction to Previewing

      The preview is a key part of faster comprehension. In this segment, Cosimo explains what to preview and why.

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      Preview Exercise

      Cosimo leads the class in concentration, then students practice previewing two pages.

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      Preview Test Part I

      Get a clearer picture of the preview process in this segment as Cosimo works on a preview with students in the live class.

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      Preview Test Part II

      Students practice the preview and gauge their comprehension.

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      First and Last Line

      Cosimo introduces the first and last line strategy, a technique that works for any good book, and students double the size of their preview.

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      50 - 20 Minute Study

      Join in Cosimo’s concentration exercise, then studying for 20 minutes.

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      Study Review

      Students share their impressive results after studying with the techniques learned so far.

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      Strategic Reading Review

      Cosimo reviews the steps for strategic reading with students in the live class, including questions, goals, preview, first and last line, and pointers.

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      Studying From Electronic Devices

      Studying from electronic devices - reading Students learn the rules for studying with electronic devices, including adjustments to settings and hardware that can minimize fatigue.

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      Final Test

      Complete another preview exercise, then follow along as Cosimo leads the class in concentration before they begin reading.

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    Final Test

    Complete another preview exercise, then follow along as Cosimo leads the class in concentration before they begin reading.